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Fayette County gets tremors from East Coast earthquake

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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 2:09 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.

Tremors from the earthquake were also felt in Fayette County.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County.


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  • ninnie posted at 3:08 pm on Tue, Aug 23, 2011.

    ninnie Posts: 1

    I felt the quake right here in Brier Hill, PA!! It was boucning my rocking chair. I thought I must be dreaming, until a friend called and ask me if i felt anything, then i told her what happened, and she felt the same. That was very scarry. I am scared too!! They said to expect it again over the next two hours.[scared)

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